Devon Travis
Blue Jays' Devon Travis: Surging after adjustment
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
11:42 AM
News: Travis is now standing further away from the plate in the batter's box, Israel Fehr of The Athletic Toronto reports.

Travis slumped in April to a .130 clip, though it was basically extended spring training considering he was rehabbing his right knee for most of the Blue Jays' exhibition action. While this could be a mere hot run over a long season, his restrengthened knee and this new position of his stance are undoubtedly contributing to his May surge (.351/.364/.622 with two home runs in 78 plate appearances). The streaky bat may well fall into a funk, but he's proving much more useful as a mixed-league fantasy play in standard formats with his revived health and approach.

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Rob Refsnyder
Yankees' Rob Refsnyder: Returning to majors
Rob Refsnyder, 2B, NYY
9:24 AM
News: The Yankees recalled Refsnyder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The utility infielder could start at second base, first base or even the outfield on days when the Yankees face a left-handed pitcher. Refsnyder could serve a use in AL-only fantasy leagues but probably will travel back to Triple-A, where he's batting .303/.391/.454 in 138 plate appearances, upon Jacoby Ellsbury's return from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

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Robinson Cano
Mariners' Robinson Cano: Three hits in Wednesday's loss
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA
6:34 AM
News: Cano went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Nationals.

After an 0-for-3 showing Tuesday in his first game off the DL, Cano found his swing again. The 34-year-old now sports a .303/.365/.535 slash line on the season with eight homers and 29 RBI in 36 games.

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Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Drives in two, builds hitting streak to six
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
3:56 AM
News: Pedroia went 1-for-4 with a walk and a pair of RBI in Wednesday's win over Texas.

He's hit safely in six straight, but that's not even Pedroia's longest hitting streak of 2017. While the veteran second baseman started slow, his last 24 games have seen him go 31-for-95 (.326) with 16 RBI and 11 runs. However, his power's remained modest (two homers) and his speed is all but gone at age 33 (1-for-3 in steals), so Pedroia's essentially a one-dimensional fantasy asset right now. His solid batting average certainly plays in fantasy, but he's a marginal starting second baseman in shallower formats.

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Jed Lowrie
Athletics' Jed Lowrie: Bangs out four hits Wednesday
Jed Lowrie, 2B, OAK
5/24/2017
News: Lowrie went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Marlins.

The veteran switch hitter has been on a tear lately, recording four multi-hit performances in his last six games with four doubles, two homers, seven runs and six RBI. He's now hitting a cool .300 (51-for-170) on the season, but with Franklin Barreto continuing to rake for Triple-A Nashville, Lowrie will need to stay hot if he's going to keep his starting job at second base once the Super 2 deadline has come and gone in June.

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Jonathan Schoop
Orioles' Jonathan Schoop: Snaps 24-game homer drought
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL
5/24/2017
News: Schoop went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's loss to Minnesota.

The second baseman's last round tripper was April 25, and he sported an underwhelming .264/.327/.363 slash line with just six RBI during that 24-game drought. Despite the slump, Schoop still boasts a .462 slugging percentage and .335 wOBA this season, and he hit 25 long flies in 2016. Wednesday's blast might be the starting point of a power outburst.

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Brad Miller
Rays' Brad Miller: Makes more progress Wednesday
Brad Miller, 2B, TB
5/24/2017
News: Miller (abdomen) took swings, fielded grounders and also did some running Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

It was another step in the right direction for the rehabbing infielder, who'd taken some grounders on Tuesday as well. Despite what appears to be fairly rapid progress, there's been no update on yesterday's report that Miller is unlikely to be reinstated from the disabled list on Friday, the first day he is eligible for return.

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Danny Espinosa
Angels' Danny Espinosa: Rides pine Wednesday
Danny Espinosa, 2B, LAA
5/24/2017
News: Espinosa is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Espinosa only has three hits over the past week, so he'll sit out for the second time in three games. Nolan Fontana will man the keystone in his stead.

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Luis Sardinas
Orioles' Luis Sardinas: Claimed by Baltimore
Luis Sardinas, 2B, BAL
5/24/2017
News: Sardinas was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday.

After failing to beat out Erick Aybar for the starting shortstop role during spring training, Sardinas languished while seeing irregular duties off the bench, slashing .163/.226/.163 in 53 plate appearances before the Padres elected to drop him from the 40-man roster. The Orioles evidently still believe there's still some untapped potential in the 24-year-old, who at the very least, should give the team some extra depth at multiple spots around the diamond. He could replace Paul Janish as the club's utility infielder.

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Cliff Pennington
Angels' Cliff Pennington: Starts at third Tuesday
Cliff Pennington, 2B, LAA
5/24/2017
News: Pennington started at third and batted ninth against the Rays on Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk in a 4-0 victory.

With the surprising news of C.J. Cron's demotion to the minors Monday, playing time opened up on the infield for Pennington. The veteran could earn a few extra starts at the hot corner until Yunel Escobar (hamstring) returns from the disabled list. The 32-year-old currently owns a slugging percentage that is equal to his batting average (.271), so a temporary boost in playing time is unlikely to make waves in fantasy circles.

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